A strategic report on developing a sustainable biomass policy, prepared for a foundation in 2001, offers a vision that is still relevant today.
ILSR’s vice president David Morris gives the West Wing writers a piece of his mind and gives the rest of us an important lesson on the renewable fuel called ethanol.
Critics of ethanol often used outdated information and unsubstantiated rumors in arguments against the renewable fuel. Myths about the negative aspects of ethanol have persisted for decades even though the vast majority of studies continue to show the environmental, security and economic development benefits that the fuel provides. My colleague David Morris’ recent column is instructive reading.
NEWS RELEASE July 2, 2004 For Further Information: Institute for Local Self Reliance Neil Seldman President(202) 898-1610 ZERO WASTE DEFEATS INCINERATOR IN FRANCE Within one month of its introduction in France, the concept and details of Zero Waste were selected as a cost-effective and environmentally sound solid waste management alternative to disposal in incinerators and … Read More
NEWS RELEASE October 3, 2002 For Further Information Alameda County Waste Management Authority Bruce Goddard Public Affairs Director(510) 614-1699 Institute for Local Self Reliance Brenda Platt Director of Materials Recovery 202-898-1610 Alameda County Waste Management Authority Heralded as One of the Nation’s Best Washington, D.C. — Alameda County, California (pop. 1.46 million), has one of … Read More
MEDIA ADVISORY January 11, 2002 For Immediate Release Contact: Dr. Neil Seldman, Ph. D. 202-898-1610 Recycling Sector Has 30-Year Record of Impressive Growth Washington, D.C. — Recent economic and employment news has been somewhat grim. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 5.8 percent in December 2001 – the highest in six years. The economy may be … Read More
MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Contact Neil Seldman Ph.D. , (202) 698-1610 January 11, 2002 RECYCLING SECTOR HAS 30-YEAR RECORD OF IMPRESSIVE GROWTH Washington, D.C. – Recent economic and employment news has been somewhat grim. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 5.8 percent in December 2001 – the highest in six years. The economy may be … Read More
Media Advisory – November 5, 2001 For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Jackson @ (202) 898-1610 Jim Primdahl@ (503) 341-3050 National Deconstruction Training Program Announced Portland, Oregon -The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) announced the kick-off of its national deconstruction training program, which will provide worker and entrepreneur training throughout the country to community development organizations and small … Read More
New Book Provides Concrete Examples of How to Regain Control and Reliability. Few Americans feel they understand, let alone have any say over, the intricate forces that determine whether their lights go on. In today’s energy system, we have become utterly dependent on distant power plants, long-haul transmission lines, and unaccountable decision-makers. Toregain reliability and peace of mind, according to a new book published by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), citizens must take charge of their electrons.
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 28, 2000 Contact: David Morris, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 612-276-3456 THE OTHER GASOLINE CRISIS: SPEEDING UP THE SHIFT FROM MTBE TO ETHANOL MINNEAPOLIS, MN – While gasoline prices have captured the recent headlines, another transportation fuel crisis remains unresolved. MTBE, a gasoline additive widely used in larger metropolitan areas to … Read More